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File #: 67094    Version: 1 Name: Transfer funds within agency budgets
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2021 In control: Finance Department
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Enactment date: 9/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00650
Title: SUBSTITUTE BY TITLE ONLY Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to transfer funds within agency budgets based on projected spending through the 2nd Quarter of 2021.; authorizing a distribution from the residual incremental tax revenues of Tax Increment District 25; transferring federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the General Fund and Monona Terrace; and addressing a deficit in the Room Tax Fund
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Yannette Figueroa Cole
Attachments: 1. 2021 Mid Year Resolution Overview - FC.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget in order to make technical adjustments within various agency budgets. In certain instances, the Adopted Operating Budget includes funding for expenditures centrally with the anticipation of transferring those funds to agency budgets throughout the year when actual spending patterns are known. This is the case for both sick leave escrow and carry forward encumbrances. The amounts proposed in the midyear appropriation adjustment are based on actual expenditures through the first half of 2021. All of the proposed adjustments through this resolution are net neutral within the General Fund and have no impact on the Expenditure Restraint Program.

Sick Leave Escrow
Fire: $671,000
Direct Appropriations: ($671,000)

The 2021 Adopted Operating Budget includes $2.77m for sick leave escrow payments made from the General Fund. Through the 2nd Quarter, $2.5m has been paid out by General Fund agencies. The resolution recommends transferring funds only to the Fire department, where the sick leave escrow amount is contributing to a deficit in the agency’s overall budget.

Carry Forward Encumbrances
Assessor $3,500
Community Development: $11,400
Economic Development: $36,200
Finance: $26,900
Fire: $3,100
Human Resources: $8,600
Information Technology: $700
Library: $28,500
Parks: $16,700
Planning: $69,400
Police: $26,000
Traffic Engineering: $5,500
Direct Appropriations: ($236,500)

The 2021 Adopted Operating Budget includes $236,500 for encumbrances associated with contracts that span multiple years. The total amount carried forward from 2020 totals $236,500. The resolution transfers centrally budgeted funds to agency budgets for carry forward encumbrances.

Intra-Agency Transfers
Fleet Services requests a transfer across major spending categories. The resolution transfers $455,000 from supplies to purchased services. The increased purchased services budget is for ...

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